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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cedar City Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/02/14
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey, (435) 865-3032    

Public Access to Three Peaks Recreation Area to be Temporarily Restricted May 30-31 for an Off-Highway Vehicle Race


Cedar City, UT— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City Field Office will temporarily restrict access to a section of public land at Three Peaks Recreation Area on May 30 and 31 as a safety requirement for a scheduled Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) race. The two-day closure of the large group campsite, and trailheads for hiking and off-highway vehicle (OHV) area will be from 6 a.m., May 30 to 11:59 p.m., May 31, 2014, Mountain Daylight Time.
 
The BLM worked with Iron County, local landowners and several Federal and state agencies to analyze SNORE’s application to use the Three Peaks area and the potential impact. “We have worked closely with SNORE to facilitate a safe race with minimal disturbance to the land and other uses,” said Dave Jacobson, BLM’s outdoor recreation planner.
 
During the temporary closure, most of Three Peaks Recreation Area will remain open, including the Radio Control Airplane Model Port, equestrian trailhead, and portions of the mountain-bike trail system.  The Iron County shooting range at Three Peaks will be closed on May 31. Visitors are encouraged to pay attention to signs and avoid roped-off areas marking closed sections. A designated spectator area will be available at no cost to the public near the OHV trailhead and at Three Peaks County Park. Local law enforcement will patrol the area during the closure period.
 
For more information, contact Dave Jacobson at (435) 865-3010 or view the Federal Register Notice at http://blm.gov/qwldPersons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.
 
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 05-02-2014